La Morada, Our Visitor Retreat House
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Upon your arrival at the Cochabamba airport, you will be greeted by our bilingual guide and driver, both of whom will accompany you throughout your visit. You will settle into our visitor retreat house, La Morada (The Dwelling Place), that overlooks the city. This peaceful residence has ten comfortable single and double rooms. Esperanza, our La Morada caretaker, prepares delicious Bolivian meals with sensitivity to North American palates, and purified water is available. Many simple conveniences are at your disposal, including a small chapel, social room, patio garden, hot showers, TV, and washing machine. Intentionally, no WiFi is available, but visitors can reliably access the Internet with an international data plan.
One of La Morada’s greatest appeals is its meditative atmosphere. Many groups begin and end their days with a spiritual reflection that helps center this transformational Bolivian experience. Visitors witness God’s love amidst the children of Villa Amistad and Amistad for Families. By sharing individual insights on the day’s events, groups grow in fellowship and discover more fully what it means to be friends in Christ.
Planning Your Trip
One of the most rewarding aspects of a trip to Amistad Mission is the freedom to set your own schedule. Cochabamba offers a variety of cultural experiences, including Cristo de la Concordia and a giant open open-air market called La Cancha. Some groups enjoy spending time with the children of the Villa doing work projects, others delight in taking them to the park or for ice cream, and still others enjoy playing sports with the adolescents and university students. We want the experience to be meaningful for you and will do our best to accommodate your personal preferences. But don’t worry, if you are not sure what may be the best itinerary for you or your group, we are happy to suggest activities that will give you a rich and memorable experience!
If you are considering a visit to Amistad, please contact Executive Director Chris King at [email protected] to plan your trip. He will provide you with information on the many options available to you and will remain in close contact with our Bolivian hosts on your behalf.